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Scales, Prunella

Works: 435 works in 1,032 publications in 4 languages and 20,730 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Animated television programs  Television plays  Television adaptations  History  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
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Publications about Prunella Scales
Publications by Prunella Scales
Most widely held works by Prunella Scales
Howards End by James Ivory( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 2,083 libraries worldwide
Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
Emma by Jane Austen( visu )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,796 libraries worldwide
"Emma is the story of a rich, clever and beautiful young woman who can't resist orchestrating other people's love lives. As her romantic plans go ridiculously wrong, however, it's Emma herself who risks missing out on her perfect match!"--Container
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( visu )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows. This program views the Merry wives of Windsor as Shakespeare's attack on middle class propriety and hypocrisy. He challenges the belief that fidelity is mere lip service and a result of arranged, loveless marriages
Fawlty Towers the complete collection by John Cleese( visu )
40 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Basil Fawlty is the sharp-tongued, short-fused owner of Fawlty Towers, a British hotel plagued by crisis, chaos and bizarre characters. This set collects all 12 episodes of the British comedy. Includes interviews with the writer and star, John Cleese
Mapp & Lucia ( visu )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
British humor at its finest! The tale of two formidable ladies as they vie for social supremacy in their provincial 1920s town, which overflows with snootiness, low cunning schemes, and a rivalry that won't end
The world of Peter Rabbit and friends by Beatrix Potter( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Yet again Lucie loses her pocket handkerchief. In her search she meets Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, a kindly, but strangely prickly washerwoman, and Mr. Jeremy Fisher who tells her of his eventful fishing trip. When seven little bunnies go missing Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny find themselves caught up in a terrible battle between Mr. Tod and his unwelcome guest. Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca create havoc in the doll's house while Johnny Town-Mouse entertains a visitor from the country who has travelled up by mistake in a hamper of vegetables
Hobson's choice by David Lean( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life
The millionairess ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
In the bonus play, set 40 years in the future, the king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet seeking to transform the nation into a constitutional monarchy--Container
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Death's shadow: A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Strangler's wood: When a beautiful Brazilian woman is found strangled with a striped necktie in Raven's Wood, Barnaby experiences a disturbing sense of déjà vu. His investigation leads him to a trail fo blackmail, greed and betrayal. Blood will out: Barnaby is enlisted to keep the peace when the arrival of two feuding clans of travelers disrupts the tranquility of Martyr Warren. Local magistrate and Falklands War veteran Hector Bridges gets fired up about the interlopers and unwisely marches into the fray. Beyond the grave: First the portrait of a wealthy village forefather is found slashed to shreds in a local museum. Then a string of unearthly happenings in the museum and its graveyard terrify the community. Barnaby and Troy are called upon to separate fact from fiction
Country matters ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Adaptations of short stories by A.E. Coppard and H.E. Bates. Set against the English countryside during the post-World War I period. Reveals the timeless and constant qualities of the British landscape and its people
Emma by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Emma, a self-assured young lady in Regency England, is determined to arrange her life and the lives of those around her into a pattern dictated by her romantic fancy
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
A collection of diverse tales told by a group of travellers on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury
Dalziel & Pascoe ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of the world. So when the inexperienced Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude, and a sharp brain
Station Jim ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
A young man working in a train station befriends a dog that can do amazing tricks. When the Queen of England is set to visit the station, an assassination attempt is put on her. Will the most unlikely of characters save the day?
Agatha Christie Marple ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. A pocket full of rye: Who poisoned the wealthy businessman Rex rotescue? Miss Marple barely has time to ponder this question before her former maid Gladys turns up strangled on the Fortescue estate. Murder is Easy: Murder is easy, says elederly Miss Pinkerton to Miss Marple during a chance encounter on a train. However, when Miss Pinkerton herself dies, Miss Marple believes it was no accident. The Do it with Mirrors: Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juvenile criminals lodged in a reformatory on her estate. Murder and mystery follow needing Miss Marple's sleuthing skills. Why Didn't they Ask Evans? A dying man's last words turn young Bobby Attfield into an amateur detective. With the help of two assistants, socialite Frankie Derwent and Jane Marple, he sets out to solve the riddle they pose
Fawlty Towers ( visu )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Basil Fawlty is an inept and manic English hotel owner and manager who isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. Chaos frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel. He is constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel, the Spanish waiter. Fortunately he has an intelligent and attractive maid to help him out of the various situations he gets into
The lemon table [stories] by Julian Barnes( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 libraries worldwide
In settings ranging from 19th-century Sweden and Russia to a barbershop in contemporary London, the characters in Julian Barnes's collection of stories are growing old and facing the ends of their lives--some with bitter regret, some with resignation, others with raging defiance
Breaking the code ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security
Helen Mirren at the BBC ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
The changeling: Beatrice-Joanna is betrothed to one man, but loves another. She hires her father's servant to kill her betrothed, but is then horrified at what she has done
The Nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 229 libraries worldwide
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Illingworth, Prunella Margaret Rumney 1932- Wirklicher Name
Rumney Illingworth, Prunella Margaret 1932- Wirklicher Name
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